Friday, May 24, 2013

Once Upon a Memory

This is still a ways off, but it's starting to show up on the internet and I wanted to be one of the first to post about it. This is my next book! Published by Little Brown, it is a lovely poem/story written by Nina Laden and as soon as I read it a few years back I knew right away that I wanted to illustrate it.

Here is the blurb for Once Upon a Memory which will be released this December 2013,

 Does a feather remember it once was a bird?

 Does a book remember it once was a word?

 When a feather drifts through a child's window, a magical journey begins. As the boy follows the feather, he is swept away to a world filled with adorable animals, where fantasy and reality come together in surprising and playful ways. From the cake that once was grain to the ocean that once was rain, whimsical "before" and "after" scenes offer readers a peek at the world as seen through the eyes of a curious child, ultimately asking the question, "What will you remember?"

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Door view

We are in between shows at our studio so Mike has put up some prints from some of my books in our front window.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Red Wagon Board Book

Red Wagon is being released as a board book this month.  This is my very first board book and I think it suits Red Wagon very well. This is a drawing from when I first started doing sketches for the book.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Plants and Animals

I was looking at my bookshelf trying to figure out what books I look at the most,
and realized that I am constantly using these two the most - for reference and inspiration.

I need to work on drawing a tree for the book I am making right now.